The ‘No Thanks’ campaign HQ in Cathcart has become the latest target of nationalist thugs aiming to silence any dissenting voices.
‘No Thanks’ banners were ripped down from the shop in Langside Place, Langside, last night.
Local MP Tom Harris said: “No doubt there will be Yes supporters who, instead of condemning this latest act of vandalism and intimidation, will complain about the finger of blame being pointed at Nationalists. Yet this is a very typical example of how they react to anyone who dares express a different point of view from them.
“It makes me genuinely worried about what kind of society an independent Scotland would be. Alex Salmond is keen to have a written constitution for an independent Scotland, but so far I’ve not heard anyone in the Yes camp pledge to include freedom of expression. I think I can see why.
“Meanwhile, nationalist cheerleaders in the media will no doubt use the ‘Jim Murphy Excuse’; when Jim was forced to pause his “100 Streets” speaking tour because of nationalist intimidation, separatists, including well known former journalists, criticised him for provoking that intimidation by daring to defend the Union in public. No doubt those same voices will look at what’s happened to our campaign HQ and suggest that we might have avoided this attack if we hadn’t dared to open it in the first place.
“If I’m honest, I’m a bit surprised it took them three days to target the shop – I expected them to attack us on the first night we were open. I think they’re slipping,” Tom added.